The Burnished Gold American Eagle is a unique issue in the Gold American Eagle Series. A secondary collectible option, the burnished coin was introduced for those who enjoy collecting and displaying bullion specimens. The burnished coin is produced with the utmost level of care to ensure the visuals are pristine. Today, 2008-W 1/4 oz Burnished Gold American Eagles are available to you online at Silver.com.
- Available to ship to you inside of a commemorative box with a Certificate of Authenticity included!
- Third year of release for the Burnished Gold American Eagle and the last one-quarter ounce coin!
- Mintage limited to 8,883 coins only!
- Consists of One-Quarter Troy ounce of actual gold content.
- The face value of $10 (USD) is fully backed by the US government.
- Lady Liberty is depicted on the obverse.
- American bald eagles feature on the reverse.
- Bears a “W” mint mark from the West Point Mint.
The Burnished Gold Eagle was introduced in 2006 along with the Burnished Silver Eagle to mark the 20th anniversary of the American Eagle Series. The coins were intended as a third option and second collectible coin in the broader series. The Burnished Gold Eagle initially offered all four weights available in the bullion and proof versions, but following the Great Recession and its two-year halt in production, the Burnished Gold Eagles have been available only as a 1 oz gold coin since 2011.
All of the 2008-W 1/4 oz Burnished Gold American Eagles in this product listing are available to you for purchase today with a commemorative box to house the coin and a Certificate of Authenticity from the US Mint. Each coin bears a “W” mint mark from the West Point Mint on the obverse field within the rays of sunshine around Liberty’s figure.
Lady Liberty is depicted on the obverse of the 2008-W 1/4 oz Burnished Gold American Eagles in a design from 1907. Augustus Saint-Gaudens created this design at the behest of President Theodore Roosevelt as part of a larger push to redesign all American coinage in the early 20th century. In the design, Liberty is shown in front-facing relief with a torch in her right hand, an olive branch in her left, and a ring of 50 stars around the design field.
American bald eagles are featured in a family unit on the reverse of 2008-W 1/4 oz Burnished Gold Eagles. This design came from Miley Busiek in 1986 and is exclusive to this series. The design shows a male eagle flying over the family nest with a female eagle guarding the young hatchling within.
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